Getting your outfit right as the days get colder is a fine balancing act between finding the perfect level of insulation as well as the required amount of breathability and ventilation. The POC Essential Road Mid Long Sleeve Jersey offers an ideal level of warmth and wind protection so that you can feel comfortable as the thermometer starts plunging. No one likes bulking up with layers and often the more layers you wear, the colder you’ll get once you hit hour three and four of your ride. The Essential Road Mid LS is a mid-weight long sleeve polyester jersey that wicks moisture away from your core and pushes to the outer fibers of the material where it can evaporate without chilling you down. Cut for the road bike position, it won’t bunch up and flap in the wind. The full-length YKK zipper helps when you want to ventilate a little. And since the material is so low profile, it does work as a mid-layer underneath a robust hardshell for those really apocalyptic days. Three rear patch pockets with an additional zipper pocket and reflective detailing enhance the jersey’s overall practicality.